Learn to Row

HRCR currently offers regular Learn to Row (LTR) programs in the spring and summer. **Learn to Row for Spring/Summer 2024 is now full. We welcome you to join our email list via the instructions below to receive information about future programming.**

Each Learn To Row program has approximately six sessions and covers the basics of fun and safe rowing, including safe equipment handling, terminology, and the fundamentals of the sport. No prior rowing experience is necessary and all adults 18+ who meet the requirements listed below are eligible to participate. Please note that Row New York offers programming for youth athletes; they are located nearby at the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse in Inwood.

All sessions launch from our shared dock at Muscota Marsh in Inwood (northern Manhattan). After successful completion of LTR, participants are able to participate in the open Masters Rowing.

LTR Registration Instructions:

Contact us at info@harlemrivercr.org to be added to the Learn to Row e-mail list and receive updates on upcoming programs. For more information, please read our 2024 HRCR Handbook.


HRCR is volunteer-driven and the only adult rowing program in New York City. To make our programs as accessible as possible, all HRCR programming is free of cost to participants. On average, participation in one session costs about $15 (equipment, insurance, coaching), and we rely on donations to cover these expenses. If you are able, please consider donating here.